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The Gettysburg Address

This day in 1863, on a Thursday afternoon, President Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania,…

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The Bloodiest Battle of WW I at Somme

On this day in 1916, the Battle of the Somme, Bataille de la Somme, or Schlacht an der Somme ends in stalemate after 140 bloody…

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Elizabeth I and the Bloody Path to the End of the Tudor Line

On this day in 1558, Elizabeth I (September 7 1533 – March 24 1603) is made Queen of England and Ireland from November 17, 1558…

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Francisco Pizarro and the Start of European Colonization

On this day in 1531, Spanish explorer, conquistador and creep Francisco Pizarro springs a trap on the Incan emperor, Atahualpa. With fewer than 200 men…

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The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union

On this day in 1777, The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, are approved for eventual ratification among the 13…

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The Colorful Herman Melville

On this day in 1851, Herman Melville publishes Moby-Dick in the US, unleashing literary forces which would torment, vex and flunk countless confused high school…

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